Norway bow and arrow attacks LIVE – 'Many dead' and several others injured as man goes on rampage 'killing strangers'

SEVERAL people have killed and others injured by a man using a bow and arrow to carry out attacks in Norway.

The mass murders took place in the town of Kongsberg this afternoon, local police said.

"Several people have been injured and several are dead," Aas said. He declined to comment on the number of casualties but said a suspect has been apprehended.

The attacks took place over "a large area" of Kongsberg, a municipality of around 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, police said.

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    Suspect wandered streets shooting people

    Police were alerted to the attack around 6:30 p.m. and arrested the suspect about 20 minutes later. The community is 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.

    According to police, the suspect walked around the city shooting at people with arrows. Several people were wounded in shops, Aas said.

    The man has not been questioned yet, and his motive was unknown, Aas said.

    City officials invited people who were affected by the attack and their relatives to gather for support at a local hotel.

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    At least four dead, local media says

    At least four people have died in the bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg, according to public broadcaster NRK.

    Norwegian police have so far not said how many casualties there are.

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    Huge response

    A huge emergency response was seen in the town as medics rushed to help those hurt.

    Helicopters, bomb squads and military forces were also deployed.

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    Suspect in custody

    Police believe the suspect acted alone as they described the incident as "serious".

    “The man has been apprehended," police chief, Øyvind Aas, told reporters.

    "From the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone.

    "Several people have been injured and several are dead."

    Aas did not rule whether it was potentially a terror attack, adding "time will tell".

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    Area cordoned off

    A large area of the town was reportedly evacuated and cordoned off after a man opened fire with a bow and arrow.

    Local media reported the suspect started shooting at people from inside a Co-op Extra supermarket in the town's west.

    Shocked onlookers also spoke of finding a seriously injured woman with an arrow in her body calling out for help in a pool of blood near a traffic junction.

    Several more were described as severely injured with unconfirmed reports from the scene suggesting around five people had been killed.

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    Several dead and many more injured

    SEVERAL people have been killed after a maniac went on a rampage with a bow and arrow.

    Cops in Kongsberg, Norway, have arrested a man after a number of people were also injured in the horror attack tonight.

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